Prospective DPMI and past DPMI participants currently enrolled at MIIS are eligible to apply for DPMI Plus.
Applications for the spring DPMI Plus program are due September 15 (early admission) or October 31 (regular admission). Applications for summer or fall programs are due by February 15 (early admission) or April 1 (regular admission).
Matriculated MIIS students can complete DPMI Plus during the fall, spring or summer (or any combination of these options). Length of assignment can range from 3-9 months and students are able to earn 6-12 units of academic credit. Work is reviewed and approved by Professor Beryl Levinger.
Deliverables involve the application of DPMI tools, frameworks and related concepts. A cover sheet should clearly explain how each deliverable relates to the DPMI curriculum (i.e., which tools, concepts or frameworks are being applied).
Students also create a case study that examines some DPMI-related issues confronting the organization in which they are carrying out their professional activities. These issues may include project design; project monitoring; training; stakeholder participation; strategic partnering; social entrepreneurship; and innovation.
Credit is offered on a pass/fail basis.
The Development Project Practicum (DPMI Plus) may be completed in conjunction with DPMI 8698 A-D for 12 credits in any given semester, or at any time after a DPMI Certificate has been earned.
Students may request financial aid for travel and living expenses associated with their assignment, however, financial aid is limited to the duration of the semester in which the student registers for DPMI Plus credit (3 months for summer term; 4.5 months for fall or spring semester).
Your final acceptance into DPMI Plus is pending, based on the following conditions:
Please note the following:
This course is open to IEM/MPA students who are also enrolled in the IEM practicum. Students are responsible for a DPMI Plus field project of their choosing worth 3 units in addition to an organizational case study. Designs are sent to Dr. Beryl Levinger for approval once the student has completed 3-4 weeks of service at the organization.